Featuring clear and comprehensive information, this reference guide for middle readers is a wonderful tool to encourage learning comprehension. Perfect for fact-finding for school reports and feeding a curious mind, this encylopedia is simply written and includes stunning color photography and clear diagrams. Comes complete with stunning lenticular cover design. Ideal for children ages 8+.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 12/1/2010Pages: 224
Parents are always spouting these rules. Do they really care about nutrients and mattresses, or are they hiding something? Luckily, one fearless grown-up will risk his neck and his dignity to find out. Disguised as everything from a chocolate milk scuba diver to a giant nose, this counterspy uncovers the disturbing truth. And what he learns will shock you like nothing before. Startling suckface emergencies! Dangerous digit gangs! Powerful sumo cells! Those are just some of the secrets revealed in this book by Caldecott medalist David Wisniewski. But don′t let anyone catch you reading it-especially grown-ups. Who knows what could happen if they knew that you knew?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/31/2001Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
In 1802, Jean-Francois Champollion was eleven years old. That year, he vowed to be the first person to read Egypt’s ancient hieroglyphs. Champollion’s dream was to sail up the Nile in Egypt and uncover the secrets of the past, and he dedicated the next twenty years to the challenge.James Rumford introduces the remarkable man who deciphered the ancient Egyptian script and fulfilled a lifelong dream in the process. Stunning watercolors bring Champollion’s adventure to life in a story that challenges the mind and touches the heart.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/23/2003Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
A new, full-colour edition of the best-selling Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma. Now available as a full-colour version, this is a comprehensive, best-selling title for the Theory of Knowledge course in the IB Diploma Programme. It is also useful for students following other critical thinking courses. The fundamental question in Theory of Knowledge is 'How do you know?' In exploring this question, the author encourages students to ask relevant questions, use language with care and precision, support ideas with evidence, argue coherently and make sound judgements.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/20/2011Pages: 480
Created in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution and with the latest CGI technology, the Knowledge Encyclopedia is a bold new approach to family reference using 3-D rendered images to explore the wonders of the world in unprecedented detail.Divided into six chapters: Space, Earth, Nature, Human Body, Science, & Technology, and History & Culture, plus a reference section, a wide range of topics come to life. Illustrated with fascinating facts, maps, timelines, and graphics, the Knowledge Encyclopedia makes complex subjects easy to understand and is the perfect resource for kids, whether to help with homework or to pique their curiosity. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/16/2013Pages: 360Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch. That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (akawitches,shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered the family secret, andthat her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth.Turns out, Sophie's a demon, one of only two in the world'the other being her father. What's worse, she has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is precisely why Sophie decides she must go to London for the Removal, a risky procedure that will either destroy her powers forever ' or kill her.But once Sophie arrives she makes a shocking discovery. Her new housemates? They're demons too. Meaningsomeone is raising them in secret with creepy plans to use their powers, and probably not for good. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they're using Acher to do it. But it's not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/1/2011 Pages: 368 Reading Level: Age 11 and Up
Vampires, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters -- they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love breaks all the laws of the Night World. In Secret Vampire, Poppy thought the summer would last forever. Then she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Now Poppy's only hope for survival is James, her friend and secret love. A vampire in the Night World, James can make Poppy immortal. But first they both must risk everything to go against the laws of Night World. Fugitives from Night World, three vampire sisters leave their isolated home to live among humans in Daughters of Darkness. Their brother, Ash, is sent to bring the girls back, but he falls in love with their beautiful friend. Two witch cousins fight over their high school crush. It's a battle between black magic and white magic in Spellbinder.Book Details:Format: Box SetPublication Date: 6/3/2008Pages: 752Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
From J. K. Rowling, a new addition to the bookshelves of every Harry Potter fan: THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARDTHE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers' attention in the book known as HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger's new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J. K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 12/4/2008Reading Level: Age 11 and Up
Since its original publication, The Secret has inspired millions to live extraordinary lives. The Secret to Teen Power makes the knowledge of the law of attraction accessible and relevant to today's teens. It explains the law of attraction in relation to teen issues such as friends and relationships, schoolwork, and self-image. It explains how teens can transform their own lives and live their dreams, by understanding and using the power they have in their hands. The Secret to Teen Power promises to follow the path of The Secret, inspiring teens and young people to bring joy and harmony to all aspects of their lives.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/15/2009Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Think you can't have fun learning statistics? Think again. The Manga Guide to Statistics will teach you everything you need to know about this essential discipline, while entertaining you at the same time. With its unique combination of Japanese-style comics called manga and serious educational content, the EduManga format is already a hit in Japan. In The Manga Guide to Statistics, our heroine Rui is determined to learn about statistics to impress the dreamy Mr. Igarashi and begs her father for a tutor. Soon she's spending her Saturdays with geeky, bespectacled Mr. Yamamoto, who patiently teaches her all about the fundamentals of statistics: topics like data categorization, averages, graphing, and standard deviation. After all her studying, Rui is confident in her knowledge of statistics, including complex concepts like probability, coefficients of correlation, hypothesis tests, and tests of independence. But is it enough to impress her dream guy? Or maybe there's someone better, right in front of her? Reluctant statistics students of all ages will enjoy learning along with Rui in this charming, easy-to-read guide, which uses real-world examples like teen magazine quizzes, bowling games, test scores, and ramen noodle prices. Examples, exercises, and answer keys help you follow along and check your work. An appendix showing how to perform statistics calculations in Microsoft Excel makes it easy to put Rui's lessons into practice. This EduManga book is a translation from a bestselling series in Japan, co-published with Ohmsha, Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/5/2008Pages: 224
A man of knowledge is free...he has no honor, no dignity, no family, no home, no country, but only life to be lived." --don Juan In 1961 a young anthropologist subjected himself to an extraordinary apprenticeship to bring back a fascinating glimpse of a Yaqui Indian's world of "non-ordinary reality" and the difficult and dangerous road a man must travel to become "a man of knowledge." Yet on the bring of that world, challenging to all that we believe, he drew back. Then in 1968, Carlos Castaneda returned to Mexico, to don Juan and his hallucinogenic drugs, and to a world of experience no man from our Western civilization had ever entered before.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/1/1991Pages: 272
Playful and lighthearted with a subversive twist that is signature Lane Smith, It’s a Book is a delightful manifesto on behalf of print in the digital age. This satisfying, perfectly executed picture book has something to say to readers of all stripes and all ages.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/10/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Now in diapers! For the youngest of readers who still prefer to chew on a book rather than read it, It's a Little Book asks what a book is for--Is it for chewing? Is it for wearing?--and answers the question in a warm and charming way. As funny and captivating as the bestselling It's a Book, It's a Little Book promises to delight a new generation of readers.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 8/30/2011Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 1 and Up
There are all kinds of kisses in the world, for all different occasions:congratulations kissesI'm sorry kissesbutterfly kissesgood night kissesA kiss is a wonderful way to show someone you care.Show someone you care--share this book and a kiss! Book Details: Format: Board Book Publication Date: 12/4/2001 Pages: 16 Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
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